Granderson's charitable efforts aids thousands of youth through a variety of education, physical fitness and nutrition focused programs
More than 500 of Curtis Granderson's family, friends, teammates and fans spent Monday (April 7) evening at the New York City Public Library on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan helping Curtis, a New York Mets outfielder, and his Grand Kids Foundation celebrate 10 years of outstanding and inspiring community service.
Curtis Granderson, who this week was presented with the Marvin Miller Man of the Year by his peers as part of the 25th annual Players Choice Awards, had no sooner left the MLB Network studio from which the awards show was broadcast before returning to his mission of ending food insecurity in impoverished neighborhoods.
It was the middle of November, after all, and his month-long Grand Giving hunger relief campaign was in full swing in his hometown of Chicago and his adopted home of New York City. He had people to see and hungry kids to feed.
Tonight on MLB Network (8-9:30 PM ET) the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) will announce the winners of its 25th annual presentation of the Players Choice Awards. The awards program will be presented by MLB The Show™ and sponsored by Majestic Athletic.
The Players Choice Awards, in which the players themselves recognize excellence on and off the field, have been presented by the MLBPA, since 1992, when Major Leaguers selected Dennis Eckersley and Barry Bonds as the AL and NL Outstanding Players, respectively.
These six placed on 2016 Players Choice Awards ballots for league-wide player voting on Tuesday, September 20
NEW YORK, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Thousands of baseball fans participated in an Internet poll on www.MLBPlayers.combetween September 13 and 18 to determine which players inspire others to higher levels of achievement by their on-field performances and contributions to their communities.
Players and officials took a moment from their Major League Baseball schedules Thursday to focus on reinvigorating youth baseball in local communities across America.
The MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation named Hall-of-Fame electee Ken Griffey Jr. as its Youth Ambassador and announced financial contributions to projects supported by Mets star Curtis Granderson and former All-Stars John Franco and Marquis Grissom.
Players from the Mets and Brewers volunteered their time to teach baseball skills in Harlem on a sunny Friday afternoon last week, but it was the students from the NYC Autism Charter School who shone brightest.
The event, part of the Players Trust’s City Clinics program and held in conjunction with Harlem RBI, provided a fun baseball skills clinic for the NYCACS students who enjoyed taking their turns hitting, fielding and running the bases in front of a crowd that included parents and friends.
CHICAGO - Curtis Granderson is stepping up to the plate in an attempt to fill a plate for others.
Granderson’s foundation, Grand Kids, is on a mission to aid positive youth development via education, physical fitness and nutrition. The Grand Giving initiative is just one example of how this objective is being met.
Grand Giving is a month-long campaign committed to ending hunger in Chicago, Granderson’s hometown, by donating to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
It’s August and for high school students across the country that can only mean one thing: the start of another school year is right around the corner. Well, we’re going to help make that transition easier for you this year by offering some weekly back to school tips.
With the new school year approaching that means we are just a few weeks shy of a brand new Action Team year! Let’s throw it back to 2009 with our #TBT 2009 Action Team PSA featuring Major Leaguers Curtis Granderson, Jake Peavy and Shane Victorino.